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Nov 26 2018 thru Dec 2 2018

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BREAKING NEWS November 30
Police standoff in Ontario leads to shooting, suspect in critical condition.
A Nampa man is in critical condition at a Boise hospital, suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun wound during a hours-long standoff with police.
COMMUNITY NEWS November 30
Malheur Enterprise starts campaign for journalism interns
For the third year, the Malheur Enterprise intends to hire reporting interns for summer duty at the weekly newspaper. The Enterprise is seeking tax-deductible donations to its Enterprise Intern Fund to make the program succeed.
ELECTIONS November 29
Recount elevates three to Nyssa City Council
Candidates Morganne DeLeon, Dennis Savage and Patrica Esplin all ended the Nov. 8 election within one vote of each other, triggering a recount by the Malheur County Clerk's Office.
EDITORIAL November 29
EDITORIAL: Use the season to teach Malheur County kids about charity
Before writing a check or dropping cash in a donation jar parents and grandparents should think about getting youth involved with charity efforts. Talk to kids about choosing a program of their own to give to as a way to understand the need that exists during the holiday season and all through the year.
LOCAL POLITICS November 29
Despite more Democratic control, Malheur County legislators see opportunities
State voters gave Democrats a clear majority in the Legislature but Cliff Bentz and Lynn Findley believe compromise and building alliances across party lines will pay dividends for local voters.
COMMUNITY FORUM November 29
The system that freed Montwheeler topic of public meeting Thursday night
Oregon's system for dealing with the criminally insane will be explored in a free public event in Ontario. Journalists from the Malheur Enterprise and ProPublica will share the results of their investigation in an event that starts at 6:30 p.m. at Four Rivers Cultural Center. Audience questions will be welcomed.
COMMUNITY NEWS November 29
Nyssa couple thought they rescued a dog. He rescued them.
Ollie, a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix shelter dog proved that companionship and love can be a powerful tonic for Jeri and Paul Galloway. Ollie’s story captured national attention through a Petco Foundation contest about adopting animals, besting thousands of other entries and earning the Ani-Care animal shelter $10,000.
COMMUNITY NEWS November 29
Vale student crafts headstone for child’s gravesite along the Oregon Trail
Vale High School student Troy Taylor spent three months crafting a a memorial headstone to honor 6-year-old Gertrude Wentworth, who died in 1874 along the Oregon Trail near Willowcreek.
NYSSA NEWS November 29
Music, live nativity, parade top weekend of festivities
The month of December starts off with a bang on Saturday, Dec. 1, with Christmas events hosted by the Nyssa Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Activities start at 4:30 p.m. with the lighting of the community tree at Thunderegg Memorial Park, followed by the annual Nyssa Nite Lite Parade at 6 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 29
EOL teams suit up, swarm hoops
Basketball practices in Nyssa and Vale are now in full swing. This season, the top teams to beat in the boys' side of the Eastern Oregon League will be Irrigon and Umatilla.
COLUMN November 29
At Malheur County Fairgrounds, Desert Sage center makes debut
The Malheur County Fairgrounds underwent a lot of changes over the last 22 months. Thanks to the help of the community and volunteers, people can expect to see a completed, brand new fairgrounds facility. Fairgrounds manager Lynelle Christiani thanks the community and all those who stopped by to lend an extra hand.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT November 28
Ahead for Oregon schools: longer year, smaller classes
In a bid to drive up student performance, Gov. Kate Brown is asking for an extra $2 billion to change the state's education system from preschool to community college.
STATE GOVERNMENT November 28
Brown wants 'ambitious' Oregon budget to be the bedrock of her legacy
On Wednesday, Gov. Kate Brown announced a budget including billions in new investments in education, housing and the economy, meant to lead Oregon for the next two decades.
LOCAL AGRICULTURE November 28
Low reservoir levels in Malheur County signal dismal irrigation season
Lack of available water impacts Malheur County farmers, forcing them to plant less and shift crops that can push operating costs up.
OREGON STATE GOVERNMENT November 28
Oregon school kids big winners in governor's proposed budget
Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday she will seek a nearly 25 percent increase in state funding for education, from preschool to community colleges, in an ambitious effort to improve school performance. The governor also said she wants to beef up the Oregon State Police, change how the state manages energy issues, and make more housing affordable and available.
LOCAL EVENTS November 28
Looking for some Holiday Fun? In Malheur County you don't have to look far
A host of concerts, parades and other festive events are slated into December for local residents.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 28
Keeping score: Ontario stat keeper closes the door on long career
Bill Ragsdale recorded the progress of every game for the Tiger boys and girls basketball teams and the football squad since 1977. Last month the 75-year-old resident shut his stat book for the last time.
ONTARIO NEWS November 28
Ontario pledges funds to get recreation district started
The Ontario City Council has agreed to fund the newly-created recreation district for the first six months of 2019. That money will come from the city recreation department’s budget approved last spring and will help smooth the recreation department's transition to an independently governed body.
OBITUARIES November 28
The latest obituaries and death notices for Malheur County
Thomas Leo Mooney, Cheryl A. Campbell, Violet Van Sickle
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS November 28
All-league football picks named for 1A
1A conference all-league selections for the 2018 prep football season.
EMPLOYMENT November 28
They're hiring - local job openings
Available openings OTR Driver, Assistant Coach, Custodian, Ranch Worker
PUBLIC NOTICES November 28
Publications from local governments, private parties
Vale Public Meeting, Estate of Lamont Darrell Saunders, Estate of Mary L. Chadwick, Summons, Notice of sale
PHOTO GALLERY November 27
Malheur County residents share free Thanksgiving meals
Thanksgiving is a day to share a big meal with friends and family members. But for those who don't have a place to go, there were volunteers to help make the day bright.
BREAKING NEWS November 26
Ontario splash pad gets $50,000 donation
JACOBS, a private public works contractor for the city of Ontario, has donated $50,000 to the city to go toward the construction of a splash pad.
PHOTO GALLERY November 26
PHOTOS: Runners begin Thanksgiving with a turkey trot
Hundreds of runners participated in the 2018 annual Bob McAlpine Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk/Stroll on Thanksgiving Day. The race began and ended at the Treasure Valley Community College gymnasium.

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